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News from Altova, including XMLSpy XML Editor, SQL, UML, Data Integration, and Mobile Tools
Version 2020 Revolutionizes JSON Editing
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:26:20 -0400

We’re introducing several exciting new tools for JSON development in Altova Software Version 2020, but there’s much more too. Support for the XULE XBRL standard, comparing CSV against database content, and updated database support are just a few of the new features introduced across the product line. Let’s take a look at the highlights. Revolutionary […]

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Build Custom Maps in Mobile Apps
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:00:06 -0400

In an earlier post we described how to integrate maps into cross-platform mobile apps with each end-user device’s native map application. Our example app generated a map with pins locating major airports in the United States. Illustrations showed maps generated by the same app on an Android phone, an iPhone, and Windows desktop. What if […]

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XPath & XQuery Tutorial for SQL Pros (Video)
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:58:06 -0400

Prior to starting at Altova I had zero experience with both XPath and XQuery. The first task I was presented with was to train myself on both query languages as quickly as possible and produce a concise video tutorial. It was important to develop a thorough understanding of their features and capabilities because both languages […]

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UML Modeling for C++ with UModel
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:00:32 -0400

C++ is one of the most powerful and efficient programming languages available, the de facto choice for high-performance computing, server applications, and complex architectures that demand the most powerful language constructs. The Unified Modeling Language™ (UML®) is the standard to design, visualize, and document models of software systems implemented in C++ and other source code […]

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Working with Avro Big Data in Your Favorite XML Editor
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:35:23 -0400

Big Data trends have developers working with XML alongside other data protocols such as JSON and Apache Avro, and XMLSpy supports both of these with dedicated editing views and functionality. Let’s see how specialized Avro support in XMLSpy makes visualizing and searching Avro files, as well as editing Avro schemas, uniquely easy. We’ll also look […]

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Handle HTTP Errors During Automated Data Integration
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:59:28 -0400

Data analysts and other professionals often need to generate real-time data through automated execution of data mappings that request Web services and save the results. During automated execution it’s important to gracefully handle any unexpected HTTP error rather than terminate the integration task. In an earlier post we discussed conditional processing of a REST Web […]

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Top 5 Requirements for RMAD Tools
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:15:35 -0400

Originally coined by analyst firm Gartner, RMAD (rapid mobile application development) isn’t just the biggest acronym in app development for 2019 –  it’s an absolute necessity.  Waiting six to eight months for an app ensures that it will be completely obsolete once it’s finally ready for prime time: requirements will change, another app will fill […]

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Integrate Maps into Mobile Apps
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:50:59 -0400

Developers can create highly-customized location-based apps by leveraging geolocation functionality in mobile devices. Now MobileTogether, the cross-platform, low-code mobile development tool from Altova, supports deep integration of maps into applications for all popular mobile platforms. Developers can integrate maps into mobile apps, add dedicated markers, and define custom actions based on user clicks on the […]

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Web Service Error Handling in Mobile Apps
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:42:32 -0400

Mobile phones bring a world of information to our fingertips, but functionality of even the best-designed mobile apps can be impacted by Web service errors that occur when communicating with external servers. Intermittent cell phone service in remote locations can also degrade app performance when looking up data. MobileTogether, the low-code, cross-platform mobile app development […]

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How to Manage GDPR Compliance [Video]
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:28:57 -0400

The General Data Protection Regulation, better known as the GDPR, is a set of privacy and data protection rules applying to organizations that process personal data of people residing in either the European Union or European Economic Area. It was built to comply with legislation that went into effect on May 25, 2018 and provides […]

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